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Public library and two dormitories improve learning conditions in Baghlan

A public library and two university dormitories for men and women have been opened in Baghlan to help improve education in the province. Funded by the Germany government, the new facilities worth 70mn AFN offer students from rural areas the

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Improved irrigation and flood protection for farmland in Baghlan

Two newly rebuilt irrigation canals were officially handed over to local government and communities in Baghaln on Thursday. The work done on the Govergan and Baladory canals will help improve irrigation for approximately 11,000 hectares of farmland in the districts

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Baghlan province strengthening services for population with German support

Over the past three days, line departments in Baghlan completed new programs and measures to offer more services for the province’s citizens. On 15th December 2014, Baghlan’s Department of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled (DoLSAMD) officially opened of

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Baghlan to receive AFN 40 million in new infrastructure from Germany

This week, the German Government earmarked AFN 40 million in funding and technical support for three infrastructure projects in the province of Baghlan. On 16th September, the Arakesh Basic Health Centre in the district of Nahreen was inaugurated by Baghlan’s

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JICA funds development projects in Bamyan, Baghlan provinces

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has funded implementation of 14 developmental projects for public welfare in central Bamyan and northern Baghlan provinces. Welfare projects in Bamyan included construction of 3.5km embankments and three bridges—one for vehicles and two for

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Seven NSP Projects Completed in Baqhlan Province

With a cost of more than 13,867,000 AFN, 7 projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed in Baghlan province and handed over to the communities. According to the Provincial Manager

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Karkar coal mine tunnel to be rebuilt in a month

Reconstruction of the Karkar tunnel in northern Baghlan province is expected to be completed in a month’s time. Currently, 150 tons of coal is extracted from Karkar and Dodkash mines of Baghlan province. The level is projected to reach 250

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Infrastructure projects to be implemented in 3 provinces

Under a contract signed between the Afghan Ministry of Public Works and the World Bank, infrastructure projects would be implemented in 3 provinces. The projects included a 60km road in Badakhshan, 48km road in Bamyan, 28km in Kunduz, a 68m

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ISAF’s assistance to Afghan women in Baghlan

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) distributed school and sports supplies to the women in Bagh-e-Zanana in Pul-e-Khumri city of Baghlan. The supplies included books, sports clothing and volleyballs. The ceremony was attended by Afghan women activists, Baghlan University’s representatives

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Distribution of improved seeds begins in Baghlan

Officials of the Baghlan agriculture department have begun distribution of improved wheat seeds to hundreds of farmers. The 518 distribution packages include 10kg of improved seeds and 2 bags of fertilizers in each package for the farmers in the districts of

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Advanced Emergency Response Management Training held in Afghanistan

Located in a region prone to natural disasters, Afghanistan and particularly its northern areas are vulnerable to multiple hazards. According to the South Asian Disaster Knowledge Network, the provinces of Baghlan and Badakhshan are classified as high risk for floods,

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Largest fuel reserve to establish in Baghlan province

By Kamaluddin Koshan Local officials said that the largest fuel reserve in Afghanistan with a capacity of storing 500 tons of fuel will be established in Baghlan province. Abdul Karim Shaheen, Head of the Fuel Department in Baghlan, said the

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Construction of a Health Training Center in Mazar-e Sharif

On April 1st2013 a cornerstone ceremony of a new Health Training Centre for the Department of Public Health of Balkh Province took place in Mazar-e Sharif. The Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, the provincial Deputy Governor of

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Construction of a Health Training Center in Mazar-e Sharif

On April 1st2013 a cornerstone ceremony of a new Health Training Centre for the Department of Public Health of Balkh Province took place in Mazar-e Sharif. The Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, the provincial Deputy Governor of

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Construction of a Health Training Center in Mazar-e Sharif

On April 1st2013 a cornerstone ceremony of a new Health Training Centre for the Department of Public Health of Balkh Province took place in Mazar-e Sharif. The Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, the provincial Deputy Governor of

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Construction of a Health Training Center in Mazar-e Sharif

On April 1st2013 a cornerstone ceremony of a new Health Training Centre for the Department of Public Health of Balkh Province took place in Mazar-e Sharif. The Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, the provincial Deputy Governor of

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Germany pledges 69 Million Euros for power production in northern Afghanistan

The German development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW) signed an agreement worth Euros 69 million with the Ministry of Water and Energy for power production projects in northern Afghanistan. The KFW in-charge said 27 million Euros would be spent for

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America donates USD 249mn despite the recent rift between Kabul and Washington

The US has pledged USD 249mn to the Afghan government for enhancing counter-narcotics effort, strengthening good governance and facilitating crime investigation. An agreement to the effect was signed on Wednesday between Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Jawid Ludin and Coordinator Director

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66 motorbikes donated to Baghlan’s public health department

United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) with collaboration from the Bakhtar Development Network (BDN) donated 66 motorbikes to the Public Health Department in Baghlan. Head of BDN Dr. Abdul Qadir Qadiri said the Network operates in 12 districts of

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Inauguration of a cold storage room in Baghlan Province

Officials of the High Peace Council in Baghlan announced the establishment of a cold storage room with a capacity of 100 tons of agricultural products. Chief of the provincial Council Samadi Stanekzai said the cold storage room is built in

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Could mineral wealth transform Afghan economy?

BBC News-Three international energy firms have been shortlisted to develop lucrative oil deposits in northern Afghanistan. It is hoped such deals could reduce dependency on foreign aid. BBC reporters visited three key industrial projects to see whether the hopes are

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Increase in the revenue of Pulkhumri Municipality- Baghlan officials

Municipality officials of Pulkhumri city, center of Baghlan, reported that the revenue of the city has increased by 32% from last year’s. Pulkhumri’s Municipal Sahib Nazar Sangeen said that the municipality is planning to augment development and reconstruction projects in

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Germany funds development projects in Baghlan

The signing ceremony of 12 development projects was held in northern Baghlan province. The projects, including 10 schools and 2 clinics, were signed with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) in northern Baghlan province. Financed by the German Federal Foreign Office

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Reconstruction project of the Khenjan-Bano road handed in to an Afghan company

Ministry of Public Affairs reports that the reconstruction of the Khenjan-Bano road in Baghlan province would begin in March of next year. The 38km road connects the district of Bano with Khenjan. Speaking at a meeting on finalizing the contract

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Inauguration of a new building for Baghlan’s municipality department

A new building for Baghlan’s municipality department was inaugurated on Monday. Present at the inauguration ceremony were Baghlan’s governor Sultan Mohammad Abadi, Baghlan’s Mayor Nazir Sangeen and a number of tribal elders. Mr. Sangin said the new building consists of

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